Hardware and Software

For further details regarding IT purchasing at LSE please consult the School's Financial Regulations.

To purchase hardware or software using LSE funds, contact Tech Support to discuss your requirements. 

All equipment bought or reimbursed by the School remains the property of the School.  Departments and Divisions should record items which have been purchased for home use. 

All equipment is provided to enable colleagues for business use; any private use must not be significant.  

For Microsoft Office discounts, please see here. All students and staff are eligible for free downloads for the duration of their time at LSE. 

Information about assistive, standard, specialist and utilities software in use at LSE can be found below.

Available Software 

Assistive Software

Below is the list of accessibility software currently used at LSE:

Application

Availability

Support

Inspiration 7
Visual mapping, outlining and presentation software

On LSE Win 7 PCs

Personal licence

Online materials

 

Standard Software 

Below is the list of standard applications currently used at LSE:

Application

Availability

Support

Emacs 22.3
Extensible, customisable text editor

On LSE Win 7 PCs

Free personal licence

Online materials

Endnote X9
Sophisticated bibliographical networking software

On LSE Win 7/10 PCs

Online materials

Firefox 3.5.2
Plug-in compatible internets browsing client

On LSE Win 7/10 PCs

Free personal licence 

Online materials

Gimp 2.10
Image manipulation software

On LSE Win 10 PCs

Free personal licence 

Online materials

GSscript 8.71
Postscript/PDF interpreter

On LSE Win 7/10 PCs

Free personal licence 

Online materials 

Microsoft Access
Comprehensive database creation/editing software

On LSE Win 7/10 PCs

Free personal license

Online materials

Microsoft Excel
Sophisticated spreadsheet application.

On LSE Win 7/10 PCs

Free personal license


Online materials

Microsoft Outlook
Email, schedule and contact management suite

On LSE Win 7/10 PCs

Free personal license

Online materials

Microsoft PowerPoint
Slideshow and presentation creation software

On LSE Win 7/10 PCs

Free personal license

Online materials

Microsoft Word
Word processing software

On LSE Win 7/10 PCs

Free personal license

Online materials

MikTex 2.9.x

Tex (word publication software) implementation

On LSE Win 7/10 PCs

Free downloads

Online materials

Paintshop Pro 7.0.4
Image editing software

On LSE Win 7/10 PCs

Personal license

Online materials 

PDF Creator
Portable document format creation

On LSE Win 7 PCs

Online materials 

RealPlayer  6.0.12.1798
Universal media and audio player

On LSE Win 7 PCs

Personal licence

Online materials 

Skype 4.1
Internet based video chat software

On LSE Win 7 PCs

Free personal licence

Online materials 

Vim 7.2
Advanced text editor software

On LSE Win 7 PCs

Personal licence

Online materials 

VLC 1.1.2
Universal media application

On LSE Win 7 PCs

Download VLC

Online materials 

Winshell 3.3.1
Multi-lingual editing software for Tex

On LSE Win 7 PCs

Download Winshell

Online materials

Specialist & Teaching Software

Below is the list of specialist and teaching applications currently used at LSE:

Application

Availability

Support

AmplDEV

On LSE Windows 10 PCs

Personal licence (for teaching)
 

Online materials

ArcGIS

Optimisation software for mathematical programming

 

On LSE Windows PCs

Install and licensing information

Online materials

 

Decision Tools incl. @Risk

Excel based risk analysis software

 On LSE Windows 10 PCs

Contact Tech Support for a personal licence

Online materials

EViews

Statistical forecasting and modelling software

 

On LSE Windows 10 PCs

For a personal licence contact Tech Support for a quote

Online materials

GeoDA

Spatial Data Analysis

 

On LSE Windows 10 PCs

Contact Tech Support for a personal licence

Online materials

Google Earth

Visual geographic software

 

On LSE Windows 10 PCs

Personal licence

Online Materials

JDK 11

Java Development Kit

 

On LSE Win 7 / 10 PCs

Personal licence

Online materials

Maple

Mathematical modelling software

On LSE Windows 10 PCs

Contact Tech Support for a personal licence (Win/Mac)

Online materials

Market Intelligence Office (MI Office)

On LSE Window 10 PCs

Personal licence (for educational use)

 

Matlab

Numerical computing language

On LSE Win 7 / 10 PCs

Contact Tech Support for a personal licence

Online materials

MLwiN

Software package for fitting multilevel models

 

On LSE Windows 10 PCs

Personal licence (Win)

Online materials

 

MPlus (Demo version only)

Flexible analysis statistical modelling software

 

On LSE Windows 10 PCs

Personal licence for demo version (Win)

For full Mplus personal licence contact Tech Support for a quote

Online materials

Netbeans

 

 

On LSE Windows 10 PCs

Personal licence (Linux/Mac/Windows)

Online materials

NVivo

Qualitative analysis tool

Mac and Windows

Information including license details

Online materials

QDA Miner

 

On LSE Windows 10 PCs

Contact Tech Support for a personal licence

 Online aterials

RStudio 

Language and environment for statistical computing

Linux, Mac and Windows

Personal licence

Online materials

SAS 9.2 

Data mining, statistical analysis

On LSE Windows PCs

Contact Tech Support for a personal licence

 

Scientific WorkPlace 5.50

Mathematical, scientific and technical publishing software

On LSE Windows 10 PCs

Contact Tech Support for a personal licence (Win)

 

Simul8

 

On LSE Windows 10 PCs

Contact Tech Support for a personal licence (Win)

 

SPSS Amos

Statistical analysis software

On LSE Windows 10 PCs

Contact Tech Support for a personal licence (Win)

 

SPSS Statistics

Statistical analysis software

On LSE Windows 10 PCs

Contact Tech Support for a personal licence (Win/Mac)

 

StataSE 16

Statistical package for data analysis

On LSE Windows 10 PCs

Contact Tech Support for a personal licence

Online materials

 

TreeAge Pro

Decision analysis application

On LSE Windows 10 PCs

Contact Tech Support for a (Covid-assistance) temporary personal licence

 

WinRATS

Econometric time series analysis application

On LSE Windows 10 PCs

For a WinRATS personal licence contact Tech Support for a quote

Online materials

 

 

Utilities Software

Below is the list of utilities software currently used at LSE:

Application

Availability

Support

Putty
a terminal client for accessing unix based server

On LSE Windows PCs

Personal licence

Online materials 

TreeSize Pro 3
Hard Disk space management software

On LSE Win 7 PCs

Personal licence

Online materials

Sophos Anti-Virus
Security software to protect against viruses and attacks

On LSE Windows PCs

Free personal licence

Online materials

WinSCP
File transfer software for windows

On LSE Win dows PCs

Download WinSCP

Online materials

Please note: LSE use suppliers who have supply agreements negotiated on a regional or nation level by the LUPC (London Universities Purchasing Consortium), therefore all IT purchases must go via Tech Support.